Earth  ID: 99

Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth

This series of animated maps portrays the growth and gradual merger of Washington and Baltimore over the past 200 years. They provide a powerful tool that could help manage the region's suburban sprawl in the near future.

Researchers incorporated historical maps and census information dating back to 1792, as well as satellite photographs and other data collected from NASA satellites and space shuttles over the past 25 years. These animations were developed using provisional data, which may contain anomalies. The final database is scheduled for completion after June, 1996.

Visualization Credits

Timothy Foresman (University of Maryland Baltimore County): Scientist
Penny Masuoka (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-034HD -- NASAs HD Chesapeake Bay Resource Tape

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